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£575raised of £500 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £575 to re-open the Truscott Arms as a pub for the use of the local community in Maida Vale.

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    London, City of Westminster, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 29th December 2016

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    The Truscott Arms, the much loved pub and restaurant in Maida Vale, was closed unexpectedly this August after the freeholder tripled the rent. 62 people lost their jobs. The Friends of the Truscott Arms is the Asset of Community Value Committee dedicated to re-opening the building as a pub.

    Westminster Council has now notified us that the freeholder intends to sell the building. We also understand, from another source, that a reputable pub operating company may be interested in buying the building.

    So far, so good. But we also know, from bitter experience elsewhere, that no deal is done until the ink is dry. We will only relinquish our rights to attempt to acquire the premises ourselves once we have the proper assurances that Truscott will re-open as a pub.

    Our first task is to retain the services of an expert planning consultant - Dale Ingram of Planning 4 Pubs - to advise us of the best route forward. That's why we need to raise £500 right now.

    Give generously and raise a glass to the Truscott Arms.

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    • Geoffrey Barraclough9 months ago
      Geoffrey Barraclough

      Geoffrey Barraclough

      9 months ago

      Thanks everyone for your generous support. A quick update. We've met with the expected incoming owners of the building. They are a private equity company that runs a fund investing in food and beverage businesses. We've received verbal assurances that the Truscott will re-open this year as a gastropub. The prospective owners told us that they will keep the ground floor as a pub and use the first floor as a restaurant. They haven't decided about the upper floors but are considering hotel rooms.

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    • Geoffrey Barraclough9 months ago
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      Geoffrey Barraclough

      9 months ago

      Good turnout last night at the Prince Alfred for the Friends of the Truscott meeting. More news soon.

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    • Geoffrey Barraclough9 months ago
      Geoffrey Barraclough

      Geoffrey Barraclough

      9 months ago

      We're meeting on Sunday 11th at 5pm downstairs at the Prince Alfred. Dale Ingram our planning consultant, will explain our options. RSVP. https://www.facebook.com/events/571785023016312/

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    10 months ago

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    Supporters

    18

    • Goetz

      Goetz

      Dec 12, 2016

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 11, 2016

      Great work Geoff! And good to see people are willing to put their hands in their pockets!

    • Suad Chowdhury

      Suad Chowdhury

      Dec 11, 2016

      £30.00

    • Adele-Sara Richards

      Adele-Sara Richards

      Dec 11, 2016

      A highly commendable local community initiative

      £20.00

    • Josefin Holmberg

      Josefin Holmberg

      Dec 10, 2016

      £30.00

    • Regan Hook

      Regan Hook

      Dec 10, 2016

      Good work chaps. Keep the momentum!

    • Gareth @ Digital Product Group

      Gareth @ Digital Product Group

      Dec 9, 2016

      Very sad whenever I walk past - Let's bring it back! www.DigitalProductGroup.com

    About the fundraiser
    Geoffrey Barraclough

    Geoffrey Barraclough

    London, City of Westminster, United Kingdom

    I've lived in Maida Vale for almost 20 years and have seen our pubs gradually close one by one. Enough is enough. That's why I volunteered to Chair the Friends of the Truscott Arms.

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